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The Noble Eightfold Path 8

Concentration is an essential requirement for any form of meditative accomplishment – even the accomplishment of letting go of meditative ambition! – and yet for those of us who live in a fast DSC_0113moving, highly stimulated culture, our concentration, particularly on a single object, is left pitifully weak.


Two Paths One Goal (or non-goal)

These are notes that may accompany The Buddhist Background To Mindfulness Course. Buddhism has been around for almost two and a half thousand years, during that time Buddhist meditation practice has gone through lots of changes. In this session I want to compare the type of meditation that was very probably taught by the Buddha […]


Shall we trance?

At the heart of Buddhism is a recipe for successful meditation; it is a balance between the right amount of effort, mindfulness and concentration. Both historically and also particularly recently the emphasis has been on mindfulness, an open awareness that enables us to remain fully present moment to moment with what we are experiencing. However […]